Weaving: 8 / 16
Casting: TSD (see text)
Duration: Rank + 6 rounds
Area of Effect: 4-yard (2-hex) radius sphere from target’s center
Effect: Creates magical darkness
This spell draws a piece of darkness from another dimension. The magician cups his hands together, then touches the target character or object, commands the darkness to billow forth, and makes a Spellcasting Test against the target’s Spell Defense. If successful, the darkness summoned expands to fill a 4-yard (2-hex) radius sphere, centered on the target. The darkness extinguishes all light, causing those within the area of effect to suffer a Complete Darkness penalty to sight-based Action Tests. Ordinary light does not penetrate Ethereal Darkness. Attempts to banish the darkness with magical light or to dispel it with the Dispel Magic spell are made against a Spell Defense of 9. Those with knowledge of Nethermancy are unaffected by Ethereal Darkness—they can see normally, as if the spell had never been cast.